1 Corinthians 12:8

“For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 12:8

For to one is giuen by the spirit, the word of wisedome, to another the word of knowledge, by the same spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For to one are given words of wisdom through the Spirit; and to another words of knowledge through the same Spirit:
- Basic English Bible

For to one, by the Spirit, is given [the] word of wisdom; and to another [the] word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- Darby Bible

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
- Webster's Bible

To one the utterance of wisdom has been granted through the Spirit; to another the utterance of knowledge in accordance with the will of the same Spirit;
- Weymouth Bible

For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- World English Bible

to another the word of kunnyng, bi the same spirit;
- Wycliffe Bible

for to one through the Spirit hath been given a word of wisdom, and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 12:8

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:8


12:8 The word of wisdom - A power of understanding and explaining the manifold wisdom of God in the grand scheme of gospel salvation. The word of knowledge - Perhaps an extraordinary ability to understand and explain the Old Testament types and prophecies.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:8


1Co 12:8 To one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom. The ability to reveal divine truth, such as possessed by the apostles. To another the world of knowledge. The aptitude to teach unerringly what has been revealed to the apostles and prophets.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12:8

  • Teboho on 1 Corinthians 12:8
    What is the difference in the spiritual gifts we see in chapter 12 of the book of Roman's and chapter 12 of the book of 1 Corinthians. Is correct to say there are 15 spiritual gifts and that each one of us is gifted in one of these areas?

    God bless
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 12:8
    Teboho, I see that both these accounts, referring to Spiritual Gifts, as complementing each other. I don't think that we should necessarily look at these lists from the apostle, as exhaustive. They may well be other gifts that have not been specifically mentioned. But what is evident, is that God wants His Church to be well equipped in serving each other, for the building up in our faith & blessing of each other. After all, we are a community within a community & just as parents give all due care & instruction to their children, so the Church, with its members so gifted, should also use those gifts for the building up of one another in love. It may be true that certain gifts may not be seen or even necessary in a fellowship today, but the Spirit does give each one a gift to be used to edify the Body.

    You may, or may not have, a gift from the Spirit that is listed there. It may be something very unique, just as each one of us is unique in Christ. The important part is that the person with the gift or position is not elevated (as was being done in Corinth, 1 Cor 3:4), but rather that the Church grow & the gift in that person be exercised. How do we know our gift? It won't come as a letter from Heaven but most likely as we walk with the Lord & are active in our Fellowship, we will sense our special God-given abilities, our direction, our joy in service even when it gets demanding, because we will know that this is the Lord's doing & enabling & blessing to the Church must be the result.
  • The word of wisdom and knowledge is in operation by the Holy Spirit both in the new and old testaments 1Kings3:27,28 with king Soloman and with Peter in acts 5:3 (Ananias) what I don't understand is the gift with you all the time and the Holy Spirit activates at His will or does He come when on or in you when glory to God or encouragement is needed to someone


 

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